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Feb 11, 2013 11:30am PST
benedict will resign in two weeks from now saying his health is the reason. >> good morning, i am kristen sze. >> pope benedict was elected in 2005 at the age of 78, the oldest pope chosen in 300 years. he plans to spend the rest of his life living in a monastery in a life of prayer. we have team coverage with abc7 news reporter filled with local reaction and our reporter is joining us live from washington, dc, with the latest. karen? >> good afternoon. the news was a surprise to the pope's closest aides but officials say they noticed he had grown weaker. the first pope to resign in 600 years but pope benedict says he made the decision freely. >> it was a stunning announcement. delivered in latin. at the end of a meeting of cardinals in rome. pope benedict xvi will step down at the end of the month for health reasons. the 85-year-old said the strength deteriorateed "to the extent i have to recognize my incapacity to adequately fulfill the ministry." >> he feels he carried the cross to the point he can and is calm and said now i will pass it on. >> for the 1 billion catholics around the wo
KOFY
Feb 28, 2013 11:30am PST
benedict left the vatican today in an emotional ceremony witnessed by tens of thousands in romes and millions an the world. the resignation became effective minutes ago at 11:00 our time. right now, pope benedict xvi is resting in the new home, a live picture where you will see the guard, the swiss guards, are no longer standing guard. their job is to protect the head of the church. a few minutes ago, the guards actually closed the doors dramatically and left their post to head back to the vatican. nick is live in rome with the latest. >> pope benedict xvi has performed the final and most memorable act, historic resignation that could transform the catholic church. he ended it humbly. after eight years, a modest simple wave and it was over. (inaudible). >> from the summer retreat, pope benedict xvi closed the door and said good by to the closist advisors and a happy wave before boarding the helicopter and then a lap in the air around the vatican and a beautiful blue sky in rome. each step recorded live by dozens of cameras, which has never been seen before in the history of the c
KOFY
Feb 11, 2013 9:00pm PST
your mom. ♪ hot mess is. >> how did he react. we were speechless. >> pope benedict stun cardinal with the first papal resignation in 6 century. just hours after the announcement lightning strikes the basilica of saint peter dome in vatican city. pope benedict chosen to be pope for life says the failing strength and health are forcing the decision. he was elected to the position about 8 years ago and you can see how the position and age has taken a toll. here he is on day one and today much thinner and more frail. 7 news reporter situations live in vatican city tonight with the latest on a real surprise for all catholic catholics. nick. >> the pope is a shy leader but today announcement reminder of the man they used to call god rottweiler. unpredictable unprecedented and might guarantee the legacy. >> at 85 he's silver hair and cerebral and says he simply can't keep up. pope benedict the 16th told the cardinal that latin he is so infirm i have had to recognize my incapacity to adequately fulfill the men industryen trusted to me. in the last year benedict grew increasingly
KOFY
Feb 12, 2013 9:00pm PST
getting the community more involved. >>g more about pope benedict resignation tonight. we have pictures of the place he will live in retirement. he's supposedly going to quit at the end of the month. plus the call for new pope who represents a changing world now. nuts reporter david right is at the vatican. >> end of the month he will have to mav out of the of palace. pope official residence since the 17th century. every previous occupant stayed until he died. pope benedict will be the first to walk out the door. won't have to walk far. today the vatican revealed his retirement home just behind st. peter's. former nun with the own chapel and library. vatican spokesman disclosed new details about the pope deteriorating health. revealing he has a pacemaker. recently underwent surge are i to replace the battery. >> nothing sudden. past few years he certainly slowed down a bit. >>reporter: already the focus on chasing successor. process not at all lake voting for president. >> tried to read god mind. who do you want as pope. >> black pope or asian pope would make history. one p
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